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UFC 301: ‘Pantoja vs. Erceg’ Live Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - May 4, 2024

The Octagon returns to Rio de Janeiro for tonight’s UFC 301 event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve Erceg. Pantoja (27-5 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since scoring his first career title defense with a unanimous decision win over Brandon Royval at UFC 296 this past December. ‘The Cannibal’ captured the men’s flyweight title in July of 2023 when he defeated Brandon Royval by way of split decision.

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Daniel Cormier envious of José Aldo ahead of UFC 301 return: 'I wanted that moment one time...''

Curtis Calhoun - May 2, 2024

UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier wishes he could’ve replicated one of José Aldo’s biggest wins of his legendary career. Aldo will end his two-year MMA retirement when he returns to the Octagon this Saturday at UFC 301. He’ll face #13 bantamweight contender Jonathan Martinez in the pay-per-view co-main event.

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Alexander Volkanovski calls Jose Aldo the featherweight GOAT ahead of UFC 301

Cole Shelton - May 1, 2024

Alexander Volkanovski hails Jose Aldo as the greatest featherweight of all time. Volkanovski defeated Aldo en route to winning the featherweight title, and both are in the conversation of being the greatest ever. However, Volkanovski says he still has to give it to Aldo due to the length of his title reign, and being so dominant in wins makes him the featherweight GOAT.

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Jose Aldo turned down million-dollar payday to make return at UFC 301: "We had a lot of offers"

Josh Evanoff - May 1, 2024

Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo felt that he had to return to the UFC. ‘Junior’ famously retired from MMA after a unanimous decision defeat against Merab Dvalishvili in August 2022. For the next two years or so, Jose Aldo competed in the boxing ring. He compiled a 2-0-1 record and was in discussions for exhibitions with the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Instead, the former champion will return to the UFC.

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Jose Aldo's coach expects Brazilian legend to secure a "brutal" KO over Jonathan Martinez at UFC 301

Cole Shelton - April 29, 2024

Emerson Falcao the Muay Thai coach of Jose Aldo is expecting the former UFC featherweight champion to get a big KO win at UFC 301. Aldo is set to make his return to MMA and the UFC in the co-main event of UFC 301 against Jonathan Martinez. It’s his first fight since August of 2022 when he suffered a decision loss to Merab Dvalishvili. The Brazilian has since had three boxing fights but is returning to the UFC to fight out his contract on Saturday against Martinez.

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José Aldo expects 'great things' from former UFC rival Conor McGregor's return at UFC 303

Curtis Calhoun - April 25, 2024

UFC Hall of Famer José Aldo is a loyal ally of Conor McGregor almost a full decade after their intense rivalry inside the Octagon. Aldo will make his UFC return at UFC 301 next weekend in Rio de Janeiro. He’ll return to the bantamweight division to face Jonathan Martinez in the UFC 301 co-main event.

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Jose Aldo campaigns to get on the undercard of Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson after UFC 301

Cole Shelton - April 25, 2024

Jose Aldo is hoping to make his return to boxing this summer and wants to be on the undercard of the Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson event on July 20. Aldo is set to return to the UFC next weekend at UFC 301 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil against Jonathan Martinez. It’s his first fight in MMA in nearly two years, as he has had three boxing matches since then.

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Jose Aldo reveals Dominick Cruz was originally set to be his return opponent at UFC 301

Cole Shelton - April 24, 2024

Jose Aldo was originally supposed to fight Dominick Cruz at UFC 301 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 4. It was announced that Aldo will be returning to the Octagon and fighting at UFC 301 and will be taking on Jonathan Martinez. Although Martinez is a tough test for the former champ, Aldo revealed to Sportsnet’s Aaron Bronsteter, that the original plan was for him to fight Cruz but the former champ had an injury in camp.

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Jonathan Martinez vows to spoil Jose Aldo's Brazil return at UFC 301: "It doesn't faze me"

Josh Evanoff - March 19, 2024

UFC bantamweight contender Jonathan Martinez is ready to spoil Jose Aldo’s return. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the former UFC featherweight champion was ending his retirement. Jose Aldo famously retired after a loss to Merab Dvalishvili in August 2022, feeling that his title hopes were over for good. However, just two years later, the Brazilian is set to return against Jonathan Martinez in May.

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Report | Jose Aldo set to return to the Octagon at UFC 301

Harry Kettle - March 18, 2024

UFC legend Jose Aldo is set to make his return to the Octagon at UFC 301 following his retirement in 2022. For the longest time now, Jose Aldo has been seen as a legend in mixed martial arts. He’s a fan favorite, he’s a former champion, and he has always had a fantastic fight style. At the age of 37, however, many will wonder how much he has got left in the tank.

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VIDEO | Jose Aldo turns opponent into panic wrestler during boxing return

Josh Evanoff - July 3, 2023

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo produced some big highlights in his boxing return. It’s not exactly a secret that ‘Junior’ is attempting to make a career in the boxing ring these days. Last year, the Brazilian suffered a unanimous decision loss to Merab Dvalishvili. Following the loss, Jose Aldo retired from MMA and was later released from his promotional contract.

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Jose Aldo apologizes to Conor McGregor following post-fight outrage: "Conor is my friend"

Lewis Simpson - April 18, 2023

Jose Aldo has sent his apology to old foe turned-friend Conor McGregor. Following his draw with with Jeremy Stephens in his second professional boxing bout at Gamebred Boxing, Aldo, who was still full of adrenaline and disappointment, threw some shots at McGregor.

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Pros react after Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens ends in a majority draw at Gamebred Boxing 4

Chris Taylor - April 1, 2023

Tonight’s Gamebred Boxing 4 event in Milwaukee featured a rematch between Jose Aldo and Jeremy Stephens. Aldo (31-8 MMA) and Stephens (29-21 MMA) had previously met inside of the Octagon at UFC on FOX 30 in July of 2018, with the Brazilian emerging victorious by way of first-round TKO.

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Gamebred Boxing 4 Results: Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens ends in a majority draw (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - April 1, 2023

Tonight’s Gamebred Boxing 4 event in Milwaukee features a rematch between Jose Aldo and Jeremy Stephens. Aldo (31-8 MMA) and Stephens (29-21 MMA) had previously met inside of the Octagon at UFC on FOX 30 in July of 2018, with the Brazilian emerging victorious by way of first-round TKO.

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Jose Aldo says Francis Ngannou "shot himself in the foot" by leaving the UFC: "No one talks about Ronda now because nobody remembers her now"

Chris Taylor - April 1, 2023

MMA legend Jose Aldo believes former heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou “shot himself in the foot” by leaving the UFC. Aldo (31-8 MMA) is set to return to action this evening on the main card of Gamebred Boxing 4. The former UFC featherweight champion will be squaring off with Jeremy Stephens (29-21 MMA) in a rematch of their UFC on FOX 30 fight from July of 2018. ‘The King of Rio’ won that MMA contest via first-round TKO.

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Jose Aldo hopeful to book Floyd Mayweather boxing match after he fights Jeremy Stephens: "We’ve been in negotiations for a long time"

Cole Shelton - March 30, 2023

Jose Aldo is hopeful that he will secure a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather after competing this weekend in Milwaukee. Aldo is set to collide with Jeremy Stephens on the main card of Gamebred Boxing 4. The bout will serve as a rematch, as the pair previously collided in the Octagon in 2018, with Aldo winning by first-round TKO. Although Aldo has a fight taking place on Saturday night, the Brazilian revealed he is already in talks to face Mayweather after this event.

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Former UFC champion Jose Aldo claims a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather is in the works: “His side has already agreed, my side too”

Susan Cox - February 14, 2023

Former UFC champion Jose Aldo is claiming a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather is in the works. Jose Aldo (31-8 MMA) retired from the UFC in September of 2022 after a loss to Merab Dvalishvili (15-4 MMA) at UFC 278. The Brazilian had an illustrious career with the promotion, winning 18 straight fights and reigned with the UFC featherweight belt through a record of seven title defenses.

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Jose Aldo hits back at critics after letting former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro stay at his house: "I don't give a damn"

Josh Evanoff - January 20, 2023

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has hit back at critics over his friendship with Jair Bolsonaro. ‘Junior’ retired from MMA last year and was later released from his UFC contract. While nothing has been made official, he’s expected to make his professional boxing debut next month in Brazil.